I found this on a friend’s blog tonight. It’s excerpts from the bible, but it’s amazing how many different things in life that the seed can apply to. I think it’s a perfect example of an idea in the soul of a designer.
A seed is powerful.
As a seed begins to grow, it will push up dirt, rocks, etc.
Whatever the obstacles are, a good seed planted in your heart will push them out of the way.
A seed begins its growth in secret (underground).
The only way to tell if a seed is growing is to dig it up, or wait for a plant to appear. If you dig up a seed, you may kill it.
A seed takes time to produce.
No one expects a seed to produce a harvest the same day that seed is planted.
A seed is persistent.
A seed never gives up, but works day and night. Even when you are sleeping, the seed you have planted is working to grow and express itself in a fruitful harvest.
A seed is not affected by other seeds.
Whatever happens to other seeds does not make any difference to a specific seed. Each seed sticks to its own task. One wheat seed planted in a corn field will still produce wheat. Seed does not become discouraged, or quit, even if other seeds die.
A seed will stop growing without nourishment.
Planting a seed is not enough to assure a harvest. Seed must be protected and taken care of until harvest time. A seed which is dug up, or not watered, will not produce.
More seeds planted produce a larger harvest.